Research Assistant in Software Engineering

University of Gothenburg Department of Computer Science and Engineering


Research Assistant , one or more, Software Engineering

Ref PAR 2021/973


The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 53 500 students and 6 500 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

The department of Computer Science and Engineering is a fully integrated department with the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology as principals. The department offer courses in a broad range of subjects. During the fall semester the department offers around ninety courses on BSc- and MSc-level. Student involvement is an important part in this work.

The department is now looking for research assistants within the field of Software Engineering

Job assignments

When working in a research project, you will work with helping and supporting senior researchers with practical elements of their research projects. This could for example include setting up empirical studies, collecting and maintaining data, data analysis tasks, or programming tasks.


To be qualified for the position you are a current student at bachelor or master level, preferably studying in one of the institution’s BSc or MSc level programmes at the University of Gothenburg or Chalmers University of Technology. You should have completed relevant education at university level which is pertinent for the task. In order to be qualified for the position you should have good knowledge in English and Swedish, both spoken and written, and you need to be in Sweden at the time for start of the employment.


Type of employment: Fixed-term employment, fall semester 2021
Extent: 0 %
Location: Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Gothenburg
First day of employment: 2021-08-15

Additional information

This is an intermittent employment where you as research assistant are paid for the hours you work. The remuneration level is according to our regulations and will be paid per hour in arrears. The number of working hours is individually set in a dialogue with the responsible researcher. Since the Department of Computer Science and Engineering is a joint department the employment can be placed at the University of Gothenburg or the Chalmers University of Technology. We only accept applications in the manner described in the advertisement.

For further information regarding the position

Eric Knauss, Director of Studies


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How to apply

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Fill in the section about personal information and answer the questions. You also need to upload your CV and a transcript of courses that you have passed (can be downloaded from Ladok). After the deadline, all applications will be processed and you will be notified via email.

Closing date: 2021-07-31

The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

For the assignment we apply a fixed remuneration level per worked hour.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.

In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.



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